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Film

Soul Review: Finding Your Spark

Pixar is well known for making films that tug at your heartstrings, and Soul is no different. It represents everything audiences love the studio for: heart, humour, beauty and a story that stays with you. It follows Joe Gardner, a man in love with jazz; it’s at the centre of his life and he believes…

Arts

What is beauty? Spotlight on: Ewa Juszkiewicz

Warsaw-based artist Ewa Juszkiewicz has been creating 18th and 19th Century-influenced portraiture for nearly 10 years, but they come with a twist. The subjects of her paintings always have their faces obscured, be it with a piece of cloth, plants and fungi, or elaborate arrangements of hair. The concept of these paintings? They shatter conventional…

Fashion, Venue

From page to screen: fashion on film

Costumes are fundamental to any film, but they are particularly important in adaptations of literature, an aspect that is often forgotten amid changes to plot and character. Costumes help bring characters to life on screen, and they are fantastic visual tools for telling us just who these characters are. The recent Netflix adaptation of Daphne…

TV, Venue

Is Historical Accuracy that important?

Yes, but it’s not everything. I love historical fiction, it’s one of my favourite genres. There is so much to love about it: intriguing storylines, beautiful costumes and extravagant houses and castles we can only dream of living in… but I also love history, so I’m known to nit-pick every time a show deviates from…

Books, Venue

The politics of dystopia: 1984

The world of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 is terrifying; it’s a world where people have fallen victim to an omnipresent government and constant surveillance, ensuring people are devoid of liberty and individuality. They have no choice but to conform to the will of Big Brother, a phrase that is now synonymous with totalitarian authority….

Travel

Here’s where I want to travel next…

As someone who loves travelling, I have found myself with quite the bucket list of places that I’d like to visit someday. Even those of you who aren’t avid travellers probably have some dream locations jotted down somewhere or discussed in a group chat. Here are just a couple of mine: I actually had one…

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